Technical and scientific publications
On World Malaria Day 2012, WHO hails global progress in combating malaria but highlights the need to further reinforce the fight. The Global Malaria Programme’s new initiative, T3: Test. Treat. Track, urges malaria-endemic countries and donors to move towards universal access to diagnostic testing and antimalarial treatment, and to build stronger malaria surveillance systems.
WHO Global Malaria Programme. Information note on recommended selection criteria for procurement of malaria rapid diagnostc test (RDTs). 2012
InIn view of the increasing demand of countries to scale-up malaria diagnostics following the largescale introduction of expensive antimalarial medicines, and the decreasing malaria trends in many countries, there is a need for guidance in the selection of malaria rapid diagnostics that meet international quality standards.
This Training module on malaria control: Entomology and vector control has been developed to improve the knowledge and skills of entomologists and vector control staff as well as of managers/senior health officers involved in malaria vector control at programme level. It is designed to provide guidance on relevant aspects of malaria entomology and vector control including identification and sampling of malaria vectors, incrimination of malaria vectors, selection between different vector control options, and monitoring and management of insecticide resistance.
This Training module on malaria control: Case management has been developed by WHO to improve the knowledge and skills of both health professionals involved in planning malaria case management as part of control and elimination programmes and clinicians managing malaria patients.
Training Manual on Malaria Entomology for Entomology and Vector Control Technicians (Basic Level); 2012
This report from the Communicable Disease-Malaria Program, Area of Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control, Pan American Health Organization is an epidemiological analysis of the situation of malaria in the Americas in 2008.
Prevalencia e intensidad de infección por geo-helmintos y prevalencia de portadores de malaria en escolares en El Salvador, 2012; 2013 (Spanish only)
Resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to antimalarial drugs is one of the most serious challenges facing national malaria control programs in the Americas. At present, P. falciparum is resistant to both chloroquine (CQ) and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) throughout the Amazon Basin and to CQ alone on the Pacific Coast of South America.
PAHO. Guide for the Reorientation of Malaria Control Programs with a view Toward Elimination of the Disease
In recent years the number of malaria cases has fallen substantially in several of the 21 endemic countries in the Americas. According to information reported to the Pan American Health Organization by its Member States in 2009, during the period in question there were no cases of Plasmodium falciparum at all in some countries and only low numbers of focalized cases in others. P. vivax also declined considerably in a number of countries...